Darryl Cunningham talks “Supercrash” at Comica 2014

Darryl Cunningham. Photo © Josh Jones

Darryl Cunningham. Photo © Josh Jones


Britain’s leading graphic journalist Darryl Cunningham will be talking about his terrific new book, Supercrash: How To Hijack The Global Economy as part of this year;s Coomica Festival in London, a book published by Myriad Editions that makes the origins of the 2008 crash accessible and exposes the philosophy of selfishness that allowed it to happen.

Cunningham draws a revealing portrait of the American New Right and the influential libertarian Ayn Rand, who was mentor to the young Alan Greenspan, former Chair of the Federal Reserve. Through his concise, intelligent cartooning, Cunningham shows how scapegoating the poor contributed to the rise of the Tea Party in America and UKIP in Britain and examines the neurological basis of political thinking and the challenges we face to change direction.


Supercrash by Darryl Cunningham


Acclaimed for his previous non-fiction graphic novels Psychiatric Tales and Science Tales, Cunningham will appear in conversation with Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and author of Inequality And The 1% (published by Verso Books). Dorling hails Supercrash as “Remarkable, informed, accurate and incisive… At last there is a single, readable book that explains to the generation that came of age in 2008 what happened, why it happened and why it will happen again unless we change the way we think.”

This Comica Festival event in association with Myriad Editions and Verso Books will be followed by book signings.

• Supercrash : The Age of Selfishness – Darryl Cunningham & Danny Dorling Monday 3rd November 3, 2014 7.00-8.30pm, The Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT Tickets: £8.00/£4.00 Concs. – Book Here!

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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